Parmesan Zucchini Sticks with Smoky Roasted Romesco Sauce

  • LWurtzel Posted: 04/23/09
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    I was so excited to try this recipe but didn't have very good luck. I had a hard time getting the breading to adhere to the vegetables. They didn't get golden and crispy in the oven. My boyfriend fried a few of them in canola oil in our electric skillet and those sticks came out much tastier!

  • MrsCarrera Posted: 02/20/10
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    Just wanted a nice alternative to fried zucchini and this one fit our tastes just right. Didn't make the sauce, dipped in ranch instead. Perfect and light and healthy snack!

  • EAVarner Posted: 08/12/10
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    This was so easy, and so delicious! Even my children liked it! We served the sticks with Basic Pizza Sauce (spicy) that was leftover from making pizzas the night before, and that was a great combination. Even plain, though, they were scrumptious. I had a lot of the breadcrumb mixture leftover, though, so will probably reduce that next time.

  • Shgoodwin Posted: 02/28/09
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    wow, this is fantastic. I was alone at home this evening and had two Zuccini in the fridge and all the other ingredients on hand - I thought I give it a try for dinner. I didn't have smoked paprika so I used a couple drops of smoke flavor. I made the sauce and and also had some Ranch dressing as an alternative. Both very good. I think it would also go well with Marinara sauce. I have to admit - I almost ate both Zuccinis by myself. So good!

  • RBN1122 Posted: 07/17/10
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    I thought the zucchini needed alittle salt. I used wheat germ for the coating bc i didnt have bread crumbs on hand. I used bottled sauce as well to save time, but the suggestion of using ranch from another reviewer sounds good! Despite use of cooking spray the zucchini needed alittle coaxing to remove from rack. A good finger food as the zucchin was cooked but firm enough to dip.

  • Magda1 Posted: 02/24/09
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    the zucchini did not turn out to be crispy - I think next time I will use more panko instead of bread crumb. the Sauce was delicious - I could not find smoked almond and substitue it with a little bit of smoked salt - and used jar of roasted red bell pepper and a can of fire roasted tomatoes ... the sauce can be served with meatball, shrimp as appetizer...mmmm good.

  • phillydfh Posted: 07/22/10
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    I was surprised how good these came out! I did add a little salt on top after cooking. They were super crisp, and the zucchini was tender. After reading that some had trouble with the coating sticking, I used the traditional FLOUR, then egg wash, then breadcrumb technique and didn't have a problem. So maybe try dusting in flour first. (Yes, that will add a few calories I know.)

  • PatRat Posted: 02/09/10
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    An excellent recipe. I find that the recipe makes too much sauce, by a longshot. However, the sauce is excellent. Mix it with mayonnaise and cayenne to create an excellent sauce for sushi.

  • love2coooook Posted: 11/10/09
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    Definitely disappointed in this recipe due to high expectations. The zucchini was a bit bland and I had a hard time getting the panko to stick. The sauce also seemed to not be worth the trouble. it was good but not great. Probably wouldn't serve to company.

  • jemado Posted: 02/05/10
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    This recipe is scrumptious! Don't skip on the romesco sauce, new discovery for a repeat performance! I did use real eggs. and served with our BBQ chicken.

  • jessgator Posted: 06/28/10
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    Made the sauce and zucchini, both were very good. Made extra sauce and froze the extra in ice cube trays for later. Would drizzle with EVOO next time instead of the spray to make a little crunchier.

  • cookin in pgh Posted: 09/04/09
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    Sauce is rich and thick and explodes with smokey flavor. i used jarred roasted red peppers and drained fire roasted diced instead of fresh tomatoes to save time. boyfriend wants to eat sauce with everything now. and you say this is healthy- awesome. i will add this to my regular rotation. Yum!

  • djohnston7 Posted: 02/12/11
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    Zucchini sticks were ok - found them to be a little bland. The sauce had a strange taste.....The whole recipe was very labor-intensive, and I found it not to be worth the trouble.

  • teahmeah Posted: 02/10/11
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    The sauce didn't work for me.. too much red pepper. I think a jar of pizza sauce would have been better. definately not a hit at my house :(

  • DenverGal Posted: 03/19/11
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    This did not come out like I had hoped. My guests liked it, but I thought it was just so-so.

  • CookingFiance Posted: 02/09/10
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    Confession - I cheated! I used store bought sauce. For the zucchini I followed the recipe exactly and they were just okay. Next time I will fry them in a little bit of olive oil.

  • m81meg81 Posted: 07/18/10
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    Absolutely delicious! I have 4 children ages (11, 10, 3, and 2) and I wasn't sure that they would eat zucchini. But I gave them a few sticks each with their dinner. They were gobbled up and everyone was asking for seconds and thirds. I'll definitely make more next time! I used egg white instead of egg substitute since I didn't have any on hand.

  • alissaj0454 Posted: 12/30/11
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    My husband and I did not have success with these. The breading didn't stay on and they weren't crisp at all. They weren't bad, I just don't think I would do it again given all of the work. It is very labor intensive.

  • brittypaige Posted: 01/25/12
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    sorry, i'm confused... haven't made this, but want to. only thing: what does it mean to put it on a wire rack and bake??? like a cookie cooling rack??? you can put that in the oven?? can anyone clear this up for me... i'm not understanding something.

  • KKB613 Posted: 06/17/12
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    This is a wonderful, healthy alternative to deep fried squash!. I just beat two eggs instead of the egg substitute. And I used marinara as the dipping sauce because I don't care for roasted red peppers. It's really pretty easy. And yes, you put your wire rack on top of a cookie sheet and put the zucchini on the wire, and into the oven it goes.

  • dawnt77 Posted: 02/05/14
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    I just did seasoned flour 1st then an egg with a little milk then some plain bread crumbs. Crunchy and great

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